The Koran’s 164 War verses
Translation used: M. H. Shakir, published by Tahrike Tarsile Quran, Inc., 1983,
unless otherwise indicated.
Set 1 Count 1+2 K 002:178-179
[002:178] O you who believe! retaliation is prescribed for you in the matter of
the slain, the free for the free, and the slave for the slave, and the female for the
female, but if any remission is made to any one by his (aggrieved) brother, then
prosecution (for the blood-wit) should be made according to usage, and payment
should be made to him in a good manner; this is an alleviation from your Lord
and a mercy; so whoever exceeds the limit after this he shall have a painful
[002:179] And there is life for you in (the law of) retaliation, O
men of understanding, that you may guard yourselves.
Set 2 Count 3+4 K 002:190-191
[002:190] And fight in the way of Allah with those who fight with you, and do
not exceed the limits surely Allah does not love those who exceed the limits.
[002:191] And kill them wherever you find them and drive them out from
whence they drove you out, and persecution is severer than slaughter, and do
not fight with them at the Sacred Mosque until they fight with you in it, but if
they do fight you, then slay them; such is the recompense of the unbelievers.
Set 3 Count 5+6 K 002:193-194
[002:193] And fight with them until there is no persecution and religion should
be only for Allah, but if they desist, then there should be no hostility except
against the oppressors.
[002:194] The Sacred month for the sacred month and all
sacred things are (under the law of) [or demand] retaliation; whoever then acts
aggressively against you, inflict injury on him according to the injury he has
inflicted on you and be careful (of your duty) to Allah and know that Allah is
with those who guard (against evil).
Set 4 Count 7-9 K 002:216-218
[002:216] Fighting is enjoined on you, and it is an object of dislike to you; and
it may be that you dislike a thing while it is good for you, and it may be that you
love a thing while it is evil for you, and Allah knows while you do not know.
[002:217] They ask you concerning the sacred month about fighting in it. Say:
Fighting in it is a grave matter, and hindering (men) from Allah’s way and
denying Him, and (hindering men from) the Sacred Mosque and turning its people
out of it, are still graver with Allah, and persecution is graver than slaughter;
and they will not cease fighting with you until they turn you back from your
religion, if they can; and whoever of you turns back from his religion, then he
dies while an unbeliever—these it is whose works shall go for nothing in this
world and the hereafter, and they are the inmates of the fire; therein they shall
abide. [002:218] Surely those who believed and those who fled (their home) and
strove hard in the way of Allah [Arabic: wajahadoo] these hope for the mercy
of Allah and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
Set 5 Count 10 K 002:244
And fight in the way of Allah and know that Allah is Hearing, Knowing.
Set 6 Count 11-16 K 003:121-126
[003:121] And when you did go forth early in the morning from your family to
lodge the believers in encampments for war and Allah is Hearing, Knowing.
[003:122] When two parties from among you had determined that they
should show cowardice [about war], and Allah was the guardian of them both,
and in Allah should the believers trust.
[003:123] And Allah did certainly assist
you at [the Battle of] Badr when you were weak; be careful of (your duty to)
Allah then, that you may give thanks.
[003:124] When you said to the believers:
Does it not suffice you that your Lord should assist you with three thousand of the
angels sent down?
[003:125] Yea! if you remain patient and are on your guard
and they come upon you in a headlong manner, your Lord will assist you
with five thousand of the havoc-making angels.
[003:126] And Allah did not
make it but as good news for you, and that your hearts might be at ease thereby,
and victory is only from Allah, the Mighty, the Wise.
Set 7 Count 17-20 K 003:140-143
[003:140] If a wound has afflicted you (at [the Battle of] Uhud), a wound like
it has also afflicted the (unbelieving) people; and We bring these days to men
by turns, and that Allah may know those who believe and take witnesses
from among you; and Allah does not love the unjust.
[003:141] And that He
[Allah] may purge those who believe and deprive the unbelievers of blessings.
[003:142] Yusuf Ali: Did ye think that ye would enter heaven without God
testing those of you who fought hard (in His Cause) [Arabic: jahadoo] and
[003:143] Pickthall: And verily ye used to wish for death
before ye met it (in the field). Now ye have seen it [death] with your eyes!
Set 8 Count 21 K 003:146
Yusuf Ali: How many of the prophets fought (in Allah’s way) [war] and with
them (fought) large bands of godly men? But they never lost heart if they
met with disaster in Allah’s way [in battle], nor did they weaken (in will) or
give in. And Allah loves those who are firm and steadfast [in battle].
Set 9 Count 22-28 K 003:152-158
[003:152] And certainly Allah made good to you His promise when you slew
them by His [Allah’s] permission [during a battle], until when you became
weak-hearted and disputed about the affair and disobeyed after He [Allah] had
shown you that which you loved; of you were some who desired this world and of
you were some who desired the hereafter; then He [Allah] turned you away from
them that He might try you; and He has certainly pardoned you, and Allah is
Gracious to the believers.
[003:153] Pickthall: When ye climbed (the hill) and
paid no heed to anyone, while the Messenger, in your rear, was calling you (to
fight). Therefore He rewarded you grief for (his) grief, that (He might teach) you
not to sorrow either for that which ye missed [war spoils] or for that which befell
you. Allah is informed of what ye do. [003:154] Then after sorrow He sent down
security upon you, a calm coming upon a party of you, and (there was) another
party whom their own souls had rendered anxious; they entertained about Allah
thoughts of ignorance quite unjustly, saying: We have no hand in the affair. Say:
Surely the affair is wholly (in the hands) of Allah. They conceal within their souls
what they would not reveal to you. They say: Had we any hand in the affair,
we would not have been slain here [in battle]. Say: Had you remained in your
houses, those for whom slaughter was ordained [in battle] would certainly
have gone forth to the places where they would be slain, and that Allah might
test what was in your breasts and that He might purge what was in your hearts;
and Allah knows what is in the breasts.
[003:155] (As for) those of you who
turned back on the day when the two armies met, only the Satan sought to
cause them to make a slip on account of some deeds they had done, and certainly
Allah has pardoned them; surely Allah is Forgiving, Forbearing. [003:156] O you
who believe! be not like those who disbelieve and say of their brethren when
they travel in the earth or engage in fighting: Had they been with us, they
would not have died and they would not have been slain; so Allah makes this
to be an intense regret in their hearts; and Allah gives life and causes death and
Allah sees what you do.
[003:157] And if you are slain in the way of Allah or
you die, certainly forgiveness from Allah and mercy is better than what they
amass [what those who stay home from war receive—no loot and no perks in
heaven]. [003:158] And if indeed you die or you are slain, certainly to Allah
shall you be gathered together.
Set 10 Count 29-31 K 003:165-167
[003:165] What! when a misfortune befell you, and you had certainly afflicted
(the unbelievers) with twice as much [with war], you began to say: Whence is
this? Say: It is from yourselves; surely Allah has power over all things.
[003:166] And what befell you on the day when the two armies met ([the Battle of] Uhud)
was with Allah’s knowledge, and that He might know the believers.
[003:167] And that He might know the hypocrites; and it was said to them: Come, fight in
Allah's way, or defend yourselves. They said: If we knew fighting, we would
certainly have followed you. They were on that day much nearer to unbelief than
to belief. They say with their mouths what is not in their hearts, and Allah best
knows what they conceal.
Set 11 Count 32 K 003:169
And reckon not those who are killed in Allah’s way as dead; nay, they are
alive (and) are provided sustenance from their Lord [heavenly banquets];
Set 12 Count 33+34 K 003:172-173
[003:172] (As for) those who responded (at [the Battle of] Uhud) to the call of
Allah and the Apostle after a wound had befallen them, those among them
who do good (to others) and guard (against evil) shall have a great reward.
[003:173] Those to whom the people said: Surely men have gathered against
you [in battle], therefore fear them, but this increased their faith and they
said: Allah is sufficient for us and most excellent is the Protector.
Set 13 Count 35 K 003:195
So their Lord accepted their prayer: That I will not waste the work of a worker
among you, whether male or female, the one of you being from the other; they,
therefore, who fled and were turned out of their homes and persecuted in My way
and who fought and were slain, I will most certainly cover their evil deeds, and I
will most certainly make them enter gardens beneath which rivers flow; a
reward from Allah, and with Allah is yet better reward.
Set 14 Count 36+37 K 004:071-072
[004:071] O you who believe! take your precaution, then go forth in
detachments or go forth in a body [to war].
[004:072] And surely among you is
he who would certainly hang back [from war]! If then a misfortune befalls you
he says: ‘Allah conferred a benefit on me that I was not present with them.’
Set 15 Count 38-41 K 004:074-077
[004:074] Therefore let those fight in the way of Allah, who sell this world's
life for the hereafter; and whoever fights in the way of Allah, then be he slain
or be he victorious, We shall grant him a mighty reward. [004:075] And what
reason have you that you should not fight in the way of Allah and of the weak
among the men and the women and the children, (of) those who say: Our Lord!
cause us to go forth from this town whose people are oppressors, and give us
from Thee a guardian and give us from Thee a helper.
[004:076] Those who
believe fight in the way of Allah and those who disbelieve fight in the way of
the Satan. Fight therefore against the friends of the Satan; surely the strategy
of the Satan is weak.
[004:077] Have you not seen those to whom it was said:
Withhold your hands and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate; but when
fighting is prescribed for them, lo! a party of them fear men as they ought to
have feared Allah, or (even) with a greater fear and say: Our Lord! why hast
Thou ordained fighting for us? Wherefore didst Thou not grant us a delay to a
near end? Say: The provision of this world is short and the hereafter is better for
him who guards (against evil); and you shall not be wronged the husk of a date
Set 16 Count 42 K 004:084
Fight then in Allah’s way; this is not imposed on you except in relation to
yourself, and rouse the believers to ardor maybe Allah will restrain the
fighting of those who disbelieve and Allah is strongest in prowess and strongest
to give an exemplary punishment.
Set 17 Count 43-45 K 004:089-091
[004:089] They desire that you should disbelieve as they have disbelieved, so that
you might be (all) alike; therefore take not from among them friends until they
fly (their homes) in Allah's way; but if they turn back [to their homes], then
seize them and kill them wherever you find them, and take not from among
them a friend or a helper.
[004:090] Except those who reach a people between
whom and you there is an alliance, or who come to you, their hearts shrinking
from fighting you or fighting their own people; and if Allah had pleased, He
would have given them power over you, so that they should have certainly fought
you; therefore if they withdraw from you and do not fight you and offer you
peace, then Allah has not given you a way against them [Allah supposedly does
not allow Muslims to fight people friendly to Muslims].
[004:091] You will find
others who desire that they should be safe from you and secure from their own
people; as often as they are sent back to the mischief they get thrown into it
headlong; therefore if they do not withdraw from you and (do not) offer you
peace and restrain their hands, then seize them and kill them wherever you find
them; and against these We have given you a clear authority.
Set 18 Count 46+47 K 004:094-095
[004:094] O you who believe! when you go to war in Allah's way, make
investigation, and do not say to any one who offers you peace: You are not a
believer. Do you seek goods of this world's life! [Meaning that Muslim ought not
say someone is a non-Muslim just to plunder him.] But with Allah there are
abundant gains; you too were such before, then Allah conferred a benefit on you;
therefore make investigation; surely Allah is aware of what you do.
The holders back from among the believers, not having any injury, and those who
strive hard [Arabic: waalmujahidoona] in Allah's way with their property and
their persons are not equal; Allah has made the strivers [Arabic: almujahideena]
with their property and their persons to excel the holders back a (high) degree,
and to each (class) Allah has promised good; and Allah shall grant to the
strivers [Arabic: almujahideena, i.e. Jihadists] above the holders back a mighty
Set 19 Count 48-52 K 004:100-104
[004:100] And whoever flies in Allah's way [forsakes his home to fight in war],
he will find in the earth many a place of refuge and abundant resources, and
whoever goes forth from his house flying to Allah and His Apostle, and then
death overtakes him, his reward is indeed with Allah and Allah is Forgiving,
[004:101] Rodwell: And when ye go forth to war in the land, it shall
be no crime in you to cut short your prayers, if ye fear lest the infidels come
upon you; Verily, the infidels are your undoubted enemies!
when you are among them and keep up the prayer for them, let a party of them
stand up with you, and let them take their arms; then when they have prostrated
themselves let them go to your rear, and let another party who have not prayed
come forward and pray with you, and let them take their precautions and their
arms; (for) those who disbelieve desire that you may be careless of your arms
and your luggage, so that they may then turn upon you with a sudden united
attack, and there is no blame on you, if you are annoyed with rain or if you
are sick, that you lay down your arms and take your precautions; surely Allah
has prepared a disgraceful chastisement for the unbelievers.
Once you complete your Contact Prayer (Salat), you shall remember GOD while
standing, sitting, or lying down. Once the war is over, you shall observe the
Contact Prayers (Salat); the Contact Prayers (Salat) are decreed for the believers
at specific times. [004:104] And be not weak hearted in pursuit of the enemy;
if you suffer pain, then surely they (too) suffer pain as you suffer pain, and you
hope from Allah what they do not hope; and Allah is Knowing, Wise.
Set 20 53 K 004:141
Sher Ali: Those who await your ruin. If you have a victory [in war] from Allah,
they say ‘Were we not with you?’ And if the disbelievers have a share of it, they
say to them, ‘Did we not on a previous occasion get the better of you and save
you from the believers?’ Allah will judge between you on the Day of
Resurrection; and Allah will not grant the disbelievers a way to prevail against the
Set 21 Count 54 K 005:033
The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His apostle and
strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered
or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides
or they should be imprisoned [Pickthall and Yusuf Ali have “exiled” rather than
“imprisoned”]; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world and in the
hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement.
Set 22 Count 55 K 005:035
O you who believe! be careful of (your duty to) Allah and seek means of nearness
to Him and strive hard [Arabic: wajahidoo] in His way that you may be
Set 23 Count 56 K 005:082
Certainly you will find the most violent of people in enmity for those who
believe (to be) Jews [compare with “whenever Jews kindle fire for war, Allah
puts it out” (K 005:064)] and those who are polytheists [while they are
converted to Islam on pain of death]…
Set 24 Count 57 K 008:001
Pickthall: They ask thee (O Muhammad) of the spoils of war. Say: The spoils of
war belong to Allah and the Messenger, so keep your duty to Allah and adjust
the matter of your difference, and obey Allah and His messenger, if ye are (true)
Set 25 Count 58 K 008:005
Even as your Lord caused you to go forth from your house with the truth,
though a party of the believers were surely averse;
Set 26 Count 59 K 008:007
Yusuf Ali: Behold! Allah promised you one of the two (enemy) parties, that it
should be yours: Ye wished that the one unarmed should be yours, but Allah
willed to justify the Truth according to His words and to cut off the roots of
Set 27 Count 60+61 K 008:009-010
When you sought aid from your Lord [at the Battle of Badr], so He answered
you: I will assist you [in war] with a thousand of the angels following one
another [see K 008:012]. [008:010] And Allah only gave it as a good news and
that your hearts might be at ease thereby; and victory is only from Allah;
surely Allah is Mighty, Wise.
Set 28 Count 62 K 008:012
When your Lord revealed to the angels: I am with you, therefore make firm
those who believe. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve.
Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.
Set 29 Count 63-65 K 008:015-017
[008:015] O you who believe! when you meet those who disbelieve marching
for war, then turn not your backs to them.
[008:016] And whoever shall turn
his back to them on that day—unless he turn aside for the sake of fighting or
withdraws to a company—then he, indeed, becomes deserving of Allah’s wrath
and his abode is hell; and an evil destination shall it be.
[008:017] So you did not
slay them, but it was Allah Who slew them, and you did not smite when you
smote (the enemy), but it was Allah Who smote [Allah gets the credit for
battles], and that He might confer upon the believers a good gift from Himself;
surely Allah is Hearing, Knowing.
Set 30 Count 66-75 K 008:039-048
[008:039] Shakir: And fight with them until there is no more persecution and
religion should be only for Allah; but if they desist, then surely Allah sees what
[008:040] Yusuf Ali: If they [unbelievers] refuse [to stop fighting], be
sure that God is your Protector—the best to protect and the best to help.
[008:041] Shakir: And know that whatever thing [loot] you gain, a fifth of it is
for Allah and for the Apostle and for the near of kin and the orphans and the
needy and the wayfarer, if you believe in Allah and in that which We revealed to
Our servant, on the day of distinction, the day on which the two parties met [in
battle]; and Allah has power over all things.
[008:042] When you were on the nearer side (of the valley) and they were on the farthest side, while the caravan
was in a lower place than you [the Makkan caravan the Muslims robbed]; and if
you had mutually made an appointment, you would certainly have broken away
from the appointment, but—in order that Allah might bring about a matter
which was to be done, that he who would perish might perish by clear proof
[bring success to Muslims engaged in robbing a caravan near Badr against all the
odds], and he who would live might live by clear proof; and most surely Allah is
Hearing, Knowing; [008:043] When Allah showed them [the Makkans] to you
in your dream as few [fighters]; and if He had shown them [the Makkans] to
you as many [fighters] you would certainly have become weak-hearted [i.e.
hearts. See the similar discussion in K 002:249 about how a smaller army can
defeat a larger army] and you would have disputed about the matter, but Allah
saved (you); surely He is the Knower of what is in the breasts. [008:044] And
when He showed them to you, when you met, as few [fighters] in your eyes and
He made you to appear little [few fighters] in their eyes, in order that Allah
might bring about a matter which was to be done [a battle brought on by
overconfidence in each side], and to Allah are all affairs returned. [008:045] O
you who believe! when you meet a party [in battle], then be firm and remember
Allah much that you may be successful. [008:046] And obey Allah and His
Apostle and do not quarrel for then you will be weak in hearts [demoralized]
and your power [to execute war] will depart, and be patient; surely Allah is with
the patient. [008:047] And be not like those [Makkans] who came forth from
their homes [to fight Muslims] in great exultation and to be seen of men, and
(who) turn away from the way of Allah, and Allah comprehends what they do.
[008:048] And when the Satan made their works fair seeming to them, and
[Satan] said [to the Makkans]: No one can overcome you this day, and surely I
[Satan] am your protector: but when the two parties [Muslims versus Makkans]
came in sight of each other he [Satan] turned upon his heels, and [Satan] said:
Surely I am clear of you [the Makkans]; surely I see what you do not see [Allah’s
angels]; surely I fear Allah; and Allah is severe in requiting (evil).
Set 31 Count 76-79 K 008:057-060
Pickthall: [008:057] If thou come on them in the war, deal with them so as to
strike fear in those who are behind them, that haply they may remember.
[008:058] Khalifa: When you are betrayed by a group of people, you shall
mobilize against them in the same manner. GOD does not love the betrayers.
[008:059]Shakir: And let not those who disbelieve think that they shall come
in first; surely they will not escape. [008:060] And prepare against them what
force you can and horses tied at the frontier, to frighten thereby the enemy of
Allah and your enemy and others besides them, whom you do not know (but)
Allah knows them; and whatever thing you will spend in Allah’s way [for
war], it will be paid back to you fully and you shall not be dealt with unjustly.
Set 32 Count 80-90 K 008:065-075
[008:065] O Prophet! urge the believers to war; if there are twenty patient
ones of you they shall overcome two hundred, and if there are a hundred of
you they shall overcome a thousand of those who disbelieve, because they are
a people who do not understand [i.e. do not understand totalitarian ideologies
like Islam]. [008:066] For the present Allah has made light your burden, and He
knows that there is weakness in you; so if there are a hundred patient ones of
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you they shall overcome two hundred, and if there are a thousand they shall
overcome two thousand by Allah's permission, and Allah is with the patient.
[008:067] It is not fit for a prophet that he should take captives unless he has
fought and triumphed in the land; you desire the frail goods [i.e. ransom
money] of this world, while Allah desires (for you) the hereafter; and Allah is
Mighty, Wise. [008:068] Had it not been for a previous ordainment [i.e. the
revelation of K 008:067] from God, a severe penalty would have reached you for
the (ransom) that you took [or better, “would have taken”]. [008:069] Eat then
of the lawful and good (things) which you have acquired in war [war spoils],
and be careful of (your duty to) Allah; surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
[008:070] O Prophet! say to those of the captives [non-Muslims] who are in
your hands: If Allah knows anything good in your hearts, He will give to you
better than that which has been taken away from you [in war] and will forgive
you, and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. [008:071] Yusuf Ali: But if they have
treacherous designs against thee, (O Apostle!), they have already been in
treason against God, and so hath [has] He [Allah] given (thee) power over them.
And God is He Who hath (full) knowledge and wisdom. [008:072] Yusuf Ali:
Those who believed and adopted exile and fought for the Faith, with their
property and their persons, in the cause of God, as well as those who gave
(them) asylum and aid, these are (all) friends and protectors, one of another. As to
those who believed but came not into exile, ye owe no duty of protection to them
until they come into exile; but if they seek your aid in religion, it is your duty to
help them, except against a people with whom ye have a treaty of mutual alliance.
And (remember) God seeth [sees] all that ye do. [008:073] Yusuf Ali: The
Unbelievers are protectors, one of another: Unless ye do this, (protect each
other), there would be tumult and oppression on earth and great mischief.
[008:074] Yusuf Ali: Those who believe and adopt exile and fight for the Faith
in the cause of God as well as those who give (them) asylum and aid, these are
(all) in very truth the Believers: for them is the forgiveness of sins and a provision
most generous. [008:075] Yusuf Ali: And those who accept Faith subsequently,
and adopt exile, and fight for the Faith in your company,—they are of you. But
kindred by blood have prior rights against each other in the Book of God. Verily
God is well acquainted with all things.
Set 33 Count 91 K 009:005
So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever
you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for
them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poorrate,
leave their way free to them; surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
Set 34 Count 92-94 K 009:012-014
[009:012] And if they break their oaths after their agreement and (openly) revile
your religion, then fight the leaders of unbelief—surely their oaths are
nothing—so that they may desist. [009:013] What! will you not fight a people
who broke their oaths and aimed at the expulsion of the Apostle, and they
attacked you first; do you fear them? But Allah is most deserving that you should
fear Him, if you are believers. [009:014] Fight them, Allah will punish them by
your hands and bring them to disgrace, and assist you against them and heal
the hearts of a believing people.
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Set 35 Count 95 K 009:016
What! do you think that you will be left alone while Allah has not yet known
those of you who have struggled hard [Arabic: jahadoo] and have not taken any
one as an adherent besides Allah and His Apostle and the believers; and Allah is
aware of what you do.
Set 36 Count 96+97 K 009:019-020
[009:019] What! do you make (one who undertakes) the giving of drink to the
pilgrims and the guarding of the Sacred Mosque like him who believes in Allah
and the latter day and strives hard in Allah's way [Arabic: wajahada]? They are
not equal with Allah; and Allah does not guide the unjust people. [009:020] Those
who believed and fled (their homes), and strove hard [Arabic: wahajaroo
wajahadoo] in Allah's way with their property and their souls, are much
higher in rank with Allah; and those are they who are the achievers (of their
Set 37 Count 98-100 K 009:024-026
[009:024] Say: If your fathers and your sons and your brethren and your mates
and your kinsfolk and property which you have acquired, and the slackness of
trade which you fear and dwellings which you like, are dearer to you than Allah
and His Apostle and striving in His way [Arabic: wajihadin], then wait till
Allah brings about His command [to go to war]: and Allah does not guide the
transgressing people. [009:025] Certainly Allah helped you in many
battlefields and on the day of [the Battle of] Hunain, when your great
numbers made you vain, but they availed you nothing and the earth became
strait to you notwithstanding its spaciousness, then you turned back retreating.
[009:026] Then Allah sent down His tranquility upon His Apostle and upon the
believers, and sent down hosts which you did not see, and chastised those who
disbelieved [Muhammad gives credit to angels and Allah for the actions of
Jihadists], and that is the reward of the unbelievers.
Set 38 Count 101 K 009:029
Fight those who do not believe in Allah, nor in the latter day, nor do they
prohibit what Allah and His Apostle have prohibited, nor follow the religion of
truth, out of those who have been given the Book, until they pay the tax in
acknowledgment of superiority and they are in a state of subjection.
Set 39 Count 102 K 009:036
Surely the number of months with Allah is twelve months in Allah’s ordinance
since the day when He created the heavens and the earth, of these four being
sacred; that is the right reckoning; therefore be not unjust to yourselves regarding
them, and fight the polytheists all together as they fight you all together; and
know that Allah is with those who guard (against evil).
Set 40 Count 103+104 K 009:038-039
[009:038] O you who believe! What (excuse) have you that when it is said to you:
Go forth in Allah's way [to war], you should incline heavily to earth; are you
contented with this world's life instead of the hereafter? But the provision of this
world's life compared with the hereafter is but little. [009:038] If you do not go
forth [to go to war], He will chastise you with a painful chastisement and
bring in your place a people other than you [to go to war], and you will do
Him no harm; and Allah has power over all things.
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Go forth lightly [lightly armed] and heavy [heavily armed], and strive hard in
Allah's way [Arabic: wajahidoo] with your property and your persons; this is
better for you, if you know.
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They do not ask leave of you who believe in Allah and the latter day (to stay
away) from striving hard with their property and their persons [Arabic:
yujahidoo], and Allah knows those who guard (against evil).
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Say: Do you await for us but one of two most excellent things? And we await for
you that Allah will afflict you with punishment from Himself or by our hands.
So wait; we too will wait with you.
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O Prophet! strive hard [Arabic: jahidi] against the unbelievers and the
hypocrites and be unyielding to them; and their abode is hell and evil is the
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Those who were left behind were glad on account of their sitting behind Allah's
Apostle and they were averse from striving in Allah's way [Arabic: yujahidoo]
with their property and their persons and said: Do not go forth [to war] in
the heat. Say: The fire of hell is much severe in heat. Would that they understood
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Therefore if Allah brings you back to a party of them and then they ask your
permission to go forth, say: By no means shall you ever go forth with me and by
no means shall you fight an enemy with me [in war]; surely you chose to sit the
first time, therefore sit (now) with those who remain behind.
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And whenever a chapter is revealed, saying: Believe in Allah and strive hard
[Arabic: wajahidoo] along with His Apostle, those having ampleness of means
ask permission of you and say: Leave us (behind), that we may be with those who
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But the Apostle and those who believe with him strive hard [Arabic: jahadoo]
with their property and their persons; and these it is who shall have the good
things and these it is who shall be successful.
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Yusuf Ali: Nor (is there blame) on those who came to thee to be provided with
mounts [i.e. camels, horses, mules], and when thou said “I can find no mounts
for you," they turned back, their eyes streaming with tears of grief that they
had no resources wherewith to provide the expenses [to go to war].
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Surely Allah has bought of the believers their persons and their property for this,
that they shall have the garden; they fight in Allah's way, so they slay and are
slain; a promise which is binding on Him in the Taurat and the Injeel and the
Quran; and who is more faithful to his covenant than Allah? Rejoice therefore in
the pledge which you have made; and that is the mighty achievement.
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Yusuf Ali: It was not fitting for the people of Madina and the Bedouin Arabs of
the neighborhood, to refuse to follow Allah's Messenger, nor to prefer their own
lives to his: because nothing could they suffer or do, but was reckoned to their
credit as a deed of righteousness,- whether they suffered thirst, or fatigue, or
hunger, in the cause of Allah [while on a march to battle], or trod paths to
raise the ire of the Unbelievers [invade their territory], or received any injury
whatever from an enemy [during a battle]: for Allah suffers not the reward to be
lost of those who do good;
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[009:122] Pickthall: And the believers should not all go out to fight. Of every
troop of them, a party only should go forth, that they (who are left behind) may
gain sound knowledge in religion, and that they may warn their folk when they
return to them, so that they may beware. [009:123] O you who believe! fight
those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you
hardness; and know that Allah is with those who guard (against evil).
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Yusuf Ali: But verily thy Lord,- to those who leave their homes after trials and
persecutions,- and who thereafter strive and fight for the faith [Arabic:
jahadoo] and patiently persevere. Thy Lord, after all this is oft-forgiving, Most
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Permission (to fight) is given to those upon whom war is made because they
are oppressed, and most surely Allah is well able to assist them;
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Sher Ali: And those who leave their homes for the cause of Allah and are then
slain or die, Allah will surely provide for them a goodly provision. And surely
Allah is the Best of providers.
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And strive hard [Arabic: wajahidoo] in (the way of) Allah, (such) a striving
[Arabic: Jihadihi] a is due to Him; He has chosen you and has not laid upon you
a hardship in religion; the faith of your father Ibrahim; He named you Muslims
before and in this, that the Messenger may be a bearer of witness to you, and you
may be bearers of witness to the people; therefore keep up prayer and pay the
poor-rate and hold fast by Allah; He is your Guardian; how excellent the
Guardian and how excellent the Helper!
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And they swear by Allah with the most energetic of their oaths that if you
command them they would certainly go forth [to battle (see K 024:055)]. Say:
Swear not; reasonable obedience (is desired); surely Allah is aware of what you
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Allah has promised to those of you who believe and do good that He will
most certainly make them rulers in the earth [as a reward for going to war (see
K 024:053)] as He made rulers those before them, and that He will most certainly
establish for them their religion which He has chosen for them, and that He will
most certainly, after their fear, give them security in exchange; they shall serve
Me, not associating aught with Me; and whoever is ungrateful after this, these it is
who are the transgressors.
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Palmer: So obey not the unbelievers and fight strenuously with them in many a
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And whoever strives hard [Arabic: jahada], he strives [Arabic: yujahidu] only
for his own soul; most surely Allah is Self-sufficient, above (need of) the worlds.
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And (as for) those who strive hard [Arabic: jahadoo] for Us, We will most
certainly guide them in Our ways; and Allah is most surely with the doers of
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Pickthall: And verily they had already sworn unto Allah that they would not
turn their backs (to the foe) [in battle]. An oath to Allah must be answered for.
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Allah knows indeed those among you who hinder others and those who say to
their brethren: Come to us; and they come not to the fight but a little,
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They think the allies are not gone, and if the allies should come (again) they
would fain [gladly] be in the deserts with the desert Arabs asking for news about
you, and if they were among you they would not fight save a little.
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Pickthall: Of the believers are men who are true to that which they covenanted
with Allah. Some of them have paid their vow by death (in battle) and some
of them still are waiting; and they have not altered in the least.
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[033:025] And Allah turned back the unbelievers in their rage; they did not obtain
any advantage, and Allah sufficed the believers in fighting; and Allah is Strong,
Mighty. [033:026] And He drove down those of the followers of the Book who
backed them from their fortresses and He cast awe into their hearts; some [Jews]
you killed and you took captive another part. [033:027] And He made you
heirs to their [Jewish] land and their dwellings and their property and (to) a
land which you have not yet trodden, and Allah has power over all things.
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O Prophet! surely We have made lawful to you your wives whom you have given
their dowries, and those [captive women] whom your right hand possesses out
of those whom Allah has given to you as prisoners of war, and the daughters of
your paternal uncles and the daughters of your paternal aunts, and the daughters
of your maternal uncles and the daughters of your maternal aunts who fled with
you; and a believing woman if she gave herself to the Prophet, if the Prophet
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desired to marry her—specially for you, not for the (rest of) believers; We know
what We have ordained for them concerning their wives and those whom their
right hands possess in order that no blame may attach to you; and Allah is
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Sale:…and who, when an injury is done them, avenge themselves…
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So when you meet in battle those who disbelieve, then smite the necks until
when you have overcome them, then make (them) prisoners, and afterwards
either set them free as a favor or let them ransom (themselves) until the war
terminates. That (shall be so); and if Allah had pleased He would certainly have
exacted what is due from them, but that He may try some of you by means of
others; and (as for) those who are slain in the way of Allah, He will by no
means allow their deeds to perish.
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And those who believe say: Why has not a chapter been revealed? But when a
decisive chapter is revealed and fighting is mentioned therein you see those in
whose hearts is a disease look to you with the look of one fainting because of
death. Woe to them then!
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Rodwell: Be not fainthearted then; and invite not the infidels to peace when
ye have the upper hand: for God is with you and will not defraud you of the
recompense of your works.
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[048:015] Pickthall: Those who were left behind will say, “When ye set forth to
capture booty [loot]: Let us go with you.” They fain would change the verdict of
Allah. Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Ye shall not go with us. Thus hath Allah
said beforehand. Then they will say: Ye are envious of us. Nay, but they
understand not, save a little. [048:016] Shakir: Say to those of the dwellers of the
desert who were left behind: You shall soon be invited (to fight) against a
people possessing mighty prowess; you will fight against them until they
submit; then if you obey, Allah will grant you a good reward [loot]; and if
you turn back as you turned back before, He will punish you with a painful
punishment. [048:017] Pickthall: There is no blame for the blind, nor is there
blame for the lame, nor is there blame for the sick (that they go not forth to
war). And whoso obeyeth Allah and His messenger [by going to war], He will
make him enter Gardens underneath which rivers flow; and whoso turneth
back [from battle], him will He punish with a painful doom. [048:018]
Certainly Allah was well pleased with the believers when they swore
allegiance to you under the tree, and He knew what was in their hearts, so
He sent down tranquility on them and rewarded them with a near victory,
[048:019] And much booty [loot] that they will capture. Allah is ever Mighty,
Wise. [048:020] Allah promised you many acquisitions which you will take,
then He hastened on this one for you and held back the hands of men from
you, and that it may be a sign for the believers and that He may guide you on
a right path. [048:021] Sale: And [he also promiseth you] other [spoils], which
ye have not [yet] been able [to take]: But now hath God encompassed them
[for you]; and God is almighty. [048:022] And if those who disbelieve fight
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with you, they would certainly turn (their) backs, then they would not find
any protector or a helper. [048:023] Such [i.e. the battle mentioned the
previous verse] has been the course [practice] of Allah that has indeed run
before, and you shall not find a change in Allah’s course. [048:024] And He
[Allah] it is Who held back their hands from you and your hands from them [in
battle] in the valley of Makka after He had given you victory over them; and
Allah is Seeing what you do.
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Sale: Verily the true believers [are] those only who believe in God and his
apostle, and afterwards doubt not; and who employ their substance and their
persons in the defense of God's true religion: These are they who speak
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He it is Who caused those who disbelieved of the followers of the Book to go
forth from their homes at the first banishment you did not think that they would
go forth, while they were certain that their fortresses would defend them against
Allah; but Allah came to them whence they did not expect, and cast terror into
their hearts; they [Jews] demolished their houses with their own hands and the
hands of the believers [i.e. Muslims demolished Jewish homes]; therefore take a
lesson, O you who have eyes!
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Pickthall:[059:005] Whatsoever palm-trees you cut—cut down or left
standing on their roots [during a siege of Jews at Madina], it was by Allah’s
leave, in order that He might confound the evil-livers [Jews]. [059:006] And
that which Allah gave as spoil unto His messenger from them, you urged not
any horse or riding-camel for the sake thereof, but Allah gives His messenger
lordship over whom He will. Allah is Able to do all things. [059:007] That
which Allah gives as [war] spoil unto His messenger from the people of the
townships [Jews], it is for Allah and His messenger and for the near of kin and
the orphans and the needy and the wayfarer, that it become not a commodity
between the rich among you. And whatsoever [spoils] the Messenger gives you,
take it. And whatsoever he forbids, abstain (from it). And keep your duty to
Allah. Lo! Allah is stern in reprisal. [059:008] And (it is) for the poor fugitives
who have been driven out from their homes and their belongings, who seek
bounty [war spoils] from Allah and help Allah and His messenger. They are the
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They will not fight against you in a body save in fortified towns or from
behind walls; their fighting between them is severe, you may think them as one
body, and their hearts are disunited; that is because they are a people who have no
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Allah only forbids you respecting those who made war upon you on account
of (your) religion [i.e. no fraternizing with the enemy], and drove you forth from
your homes and backed up (others) in your expulsion, that you make friends with
them, and whoever makes friends with them, these are the unjust.
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Surely Allah loves those who fight in His way in ranks as if they were a firm
and compact wall.
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You shall believe in Allah and His Apostle, and struggle hard in Allah’s way
[Arabic: watujahidoona] with your property and your lives; that is better for
you, did you but know!
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And yet another (blessing) that you love: help from Allah and a victory [in battle]
near at hand; and give good news to the believers.
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And when you see them, their persons will please you, and if they speak, you will
listen to their speech; (they are) as if they were big pieces of wood clad with
garments; they think every cry to be against them. They are the enemy,
therefore beware of them; may Allah destroy them, whence are they turned
back? [This verse speaks of internecine fights against Muslims deemed infidels or
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O you who believe! surely from among your wives and your children there is
an enemy to you; therefore beware of them [collaborators with the enemy,
especially if the women were once war spoils]; and if you pardon and forbear and
forgive, then surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
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O Prophet! strive hard against the unbelievers and the hypocrites and be
hard against them; and their abode is hell; and evil is the resort.
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Surely your Lord knows that you pass in prayer nearly two-thirds of the night,
and (sometimes) half of it, and (sometimes) a third of it, and (also) a party of
those with you; and Allah measures the night and the day. He knows that you are
not able to do it, so He has turned to you (mercifully), therefore read what is easy
of the Quran. He knows that there must be among you sick, and others who travel
in the land seeking of the bounty of Allah, and others who fight in Allah's way,
therefore read as much of it as is easy (to you), and keep up prayer and pay the
poor-rate and offer to Allah a goodly gift, and whatever of good you send on
beforehand for yourselves, you will find it with Allah; that is best and greatest in
reward; and ask forgiveness of Allah; surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
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And they [Muslims] give food out of love for Him [Allah] to the poor and the
orphan and the captive [of battle]…